SIA Adds New Features to Central Station Course
The Security Industry Association has added new features to its Central Station Operator/Instructor Training (CST) program.
Starting with the August class in Alexandria, Va., the CST course will include expanded instruction on:
- ETL certification;
- How to read formats (with an explanation of the various languages);
- Alternate signal delivery to include IP and GSM; and other topics.
"As one of the only central station training programs to offer instruction in the classroom, not online, the CST course already provided a substantive learning experience that was enhanced by the invaluable exchange between student and trainer," SIA Director of Education Arminda Valles-Hall said. "These additions make a great product even better."
The CST course is a five-day program that provides information about the entire process of training a central station operator from experienced instructors. It identifies the necessary elements of an in-house training program and teaches techniques for evaluating progress and working with students to improve their performance. Upon completion of the course, the graduate becomes both a SIA-certified operator and a SIA-certified trainer who is authorized to certify his or her own operators.
The next CST courses are:
- August 17-21 (Alexandria, Va.)
Hosted by Security Industry Association
- September 14-18 (Kissimmee, Fla.)
Hosted by MicroKey Solutions
- October 5-9 (Hunt Valley, Md.)
Hosted by AlarmWatch Monitoring Services
The course fee is $550 for SIA members and $650 for non-members.